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    November 19, 2012
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>> this is piers morgan tonight. good evening, the re-election celebrations seem a long time ago for book, one week after defeat egg governor romney, staring down reporters white house fielding questions on the petraeus scandal, benghazi, the fiscal cliff and a long couple weeks with many waiting for answers. jay tapper is an abc correspondent. jay, welcome. >> thank you, great to be here. >> almost perfect timing, this book. discussing before we went on the air that it's -- it concern he is two great generals. mcchrystal and petraeus and they are both gone before the book has hit the streets come you have ever imagined when you were thought embedded with these troops that would happen? >> no the book mainly about the grunts on the ground but does look a lot at how people like president bush, president obama,
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secretaries of defense and how these celebrity jones, how their decisions end up affecting these guys at this very vulnerable outpost at the bottom of three steep mountains just 14 miles from the pakistan border. one of the things that emerges in the book that mcchrystal and his aides are obsessed with the idea of the celebrity general, as petraeus has become. petraeus, if you read his press clips, believe he was the savior of the war in iraq. they wanted mcchrystal to be that and there is this hubris that takes over celebrity jones. >> hence the interviews with "rolling stone," hence the biography petraeus did, which in the end brought him down in many way, putting anymore contact with this woman. >> they start to believe their own press clippings that is the danger. >> start to play the media game in a game you and i know normally ends in tears, doesn't it? >> wary fickle bunch, aren't we, piers? one day we are nice to you, the next we are no mcchrystal, from the beginning of the time he was
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appointed to the head of the forces in afghanistan, is from the very moment of his confirmation hearing, he and the white house are in this back and forth. long before the "rolling stone" story with michael hastings, getting his aides to bash the administration, it has disastrous consequence for the men at the bottom of this hill. >> must be a huge distraction all this, my brothers fought out there you don't want of the generals involved in scandal and mayhem and media stuff. it is just a total distraction, isn't it? >> it is. i have to say, i mean, with the petraeus story breaking, we had a book launch saturday night, a lot of the soldiers came, moms, gold star moms, gold star wives, when petraeus was mentioned, it was just this incollege louseness, these menner is informed an area of the country where they would not see a woman for months because every time they went into an afghan
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village, the woman would hide or be hidden from them h >> boss having an affair. >> got so bad, a scene in the book, like they are on a planet where women do not exist anymore a female helicopter pie throat would buzz over them every now and then they would all run to the communications shed to listen to her voice, they were convinced she were absolutely gorgeous. meanwhile what is petraeus doing in afghanistan a fuel years later? it is madness. >> there is a theory that, look, we had great generals, macarthur, patton, eisenhowers, jfk, clinton, so on, all had affairs. modern digital era unraveling all this stuff that is the problem? what do you sty that? >> i don't think the idea, the problem is that general petraeus had an affair. the idea and the big problem is that he was director of the cia and he walked right into one of the most blackmailable
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situations that you can v good that the fbi found out about it before the russians or the chinese. that is the problem. not that he is a general mess egg around and certainly even though according to the uniform code of military justice, that's not allowed, that's not what the press is focused on. the press is focused on the director of the cia having this problem. >> perhaps the biggest story today is benghazi, blowing up again. republicans, john mccain and lindsey graham and others pushing very, very hard now, getting very vicious in their rhetoric toward ambassador rice and so on. what do you think, at the central plank of this do you believe ambassador rice is at fault or is she as barack obama said, she was merely passion on intelligence? she was not a key player in all of this, therefore, if he wants to make her secretary of state, he can do it. what do you think? >> first of all, i was substituting for george stephanopoulos that sunday as host of "this week."
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we were trying to get secretary of state hillary clinton, all of the shows were trying to get secretary of state hillary clinton to talk about benghazi. for whatever reason, she accident go out them put out dr. susan rice are the u.n. ambassador. very interesting that today, president obama says, you know, susan rice had nothing to do with benghazi, i don't know what she was doing on the show. >> didn't she make her safe key player or a person put up by the administration to launch the defense. she could have said, we believe there are a number of possible theories but she didn't take that option. >> she was a good soldier did what the administration told her to do. she read the talking points. she had more -- >> did she act in good faith, do you think? >> i can't get inside her brain. i don't -- i think that she was repeating the intelligence and what the white house told her to say. what she was saying is similar to what everyone in the white house and the state department was saying at the time. so, i don't think that she was doing anything other than what she had been instructed to same the big question not whether this was one of the prominent theories, it was all a
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spontaneous protest from the anti-muslim video, it was, obviously, one of the prominent theories but on september 14th, the white house briefing, i said to jay carney there are other people in your government who say it is probably not the video, that it is something else in benghazi and you whatever reason it seems like i had better intelligence and sources in the government than the people in the white house did, 'cause they were leaning heavily into this videotape theory. >> as john mccain would have us believe, and he has got very strong point about this, it may well just have been the narrative for the white house running to the election of we are defeating al qaeda is not end in it looks like an al qaeda type of resurgence was up against the ambassador in benghazi and indeed led to his death? >> without question, as somebody who was covering the benghazi story in the months leading up to the election and also covering the election, it was so politicized with the white house and the administration in a defensive crouch because they thought every word they said
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would be twisted and unfairly attacked and didn't want interfere about the positive narrative about al qaeda and republicans put out conspiracy theories, some of them not rooted in any facts or evidence, that it was tough to report on this because both sides are not acting normally you as one would hope they would. >> jay fascinating book, "the outpost, untold story of american valor, a rivet egg read about this extraordinary battle but more about the people on the ground doing the hard stuff for their country. good sigh. >> thanks, piers, good to be here. coming up next, a woman who has seen her fair share of fallen idols, kitty kelley on the petraeus sex scandal and her new book on the kennedys fam lot. ppĂșĂș@@
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merchants and missionaries came here to build bonds of faith and commerce and friendship. our pilots flew into china and many of our troops gave their lives. both of our nations emerged from the british empire and the
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united states was among the first countries to recognize an independent union of berma. we were proud to found an american center here and to build exchanges with schools like this one. and through decades of differences, americans have been united in their affection for this country and its people. above all, i came here because of america's belief in human dignity. over the last several decades, our two countries became strangers. but today, i can tell you that we always remain hopeful. you gave us hope and we bore witness to your courage. we saw the activists dressed in white visit the families of political prisoners on sundays
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and monks protesting peacefully in the streets. we learned of ordinary people who organized relief teams to respond to a cyclone, and heard the voices of students and the beats oh of hip-hop artists projecting the sound of freedom. and we were inspired by the fierce dignity of aung sung suu chi as she proved no human can be truly in prison if hope burns in your heart. when i took office as president, i sent a message to those governments who ruled by fear. i said, in my inauguration address, we will extend a hand if you're willing to unclench your fist. over the last year and a half, a
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dramatic transition has begun. as the dictatorship of five decades has loosened its grip. the desire for change has been met by political reform. a civilian now leads the government. and a parliament is asserting itself. the once outlawed league for democracy stood in an election and aung sung suu chi is a member of parliament. hundreds of prisoners have been released and forced labor banned. preliminary cease-fires have been reached with ethnic armies and new laws allow for a more open economy. so today, i've come to keep my promise and extend the hand of friendship. america now has an ambassador in rangoon.
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sanctions have been eased and we will help rebuild an economy that can offer opportunity for its people and serve as an engine of growth for the world. but this remarkable journey has just begun. and has much further to go. reforms launched from the top of society must meet the aspirations of citizens who form its foundation. the flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extingu h extinguished, but must become a shining northstar for all this nation's people. and your success in that effort is important to the united states, as well as to me. each though we come from different places, we share common dreams to choose our leaders, to live together in peace, to get an education and make a good living.
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to love our families and our communities. that's why freedom is not an abstract idea. freedom is the very thing that makes human progress possible. not just at the ballot box but in our daily lives. one of our greatest presidents in the united states, franklin roosevelt, understood this truth. he defined america's cause as more than the right to cast a ballot. he understood democracy was not just voting. he called upon the world to embrace four fundamental freedoms. freedom of speech. freedom of worship. freedom from want. and freedom from fear. these four freedoms reenforce one another. and you cannot fully realize one without realizing them all. so that's the future that we
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seek for ourselves and for all people. and that's what i want to speak to you about today. first, we believe in the right of free expression. so that the voices of ordinary people can be heard. and governments reflect their will, the people's will. and the united states, for more than two centuries, we've worked to keep this promise for all of our citizens, to win freedom ebb slaved, to win the right for women to vote and for african-americans. to protect the rights of workers to organize. there is no question that your country will be stronger if it draws on the strength of all of its people. that's what allows nations to succeed.
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that's what reform has begun to do. instead of being repressed, the right of people to assemble together must now be fully respected. instead of being stifled, the veil of media censorship must continue to be lifted. and as you take these steps, you can draw on your progress. instead of being ignored, citizens who protested the construction of the dam were heard. instead of being outlawed, political parties have been allowed to participate. you can see progress being made. as one voter said during the parliamentary elections here, our parents and grand parents waited for this but never saw it. and now you can see it, you can taste freedom. and to protect the freedom of
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all the voters, those in power must accept constraints. that's what our american system is designed to do. america may have the strongest military in the world, but it must submit to civilian control. i, as the president of the united states, make determinations that the military then carries out. not the other way out. as president and commander in chief, i have that responsibility because i'm accountable to the people. on the other hand as president, i cannot just impose my will on congress. the congress of the united states, even though sometimes i wish i could. the legislative branch has its own powers and prerogatives. and so they check my power and balance my power. i appoint some of our judges. but i cannot tell them how to rule, because every person in america, from a child living in
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poverty, to me, the president of the united states, is equal under the law. and a judge can make a determination as to whether or not i am upholding the law or breaking the law and i'm fully accountable to that law. and i describe our system in the united states because that's how you must reach for the future that you deserve, a future where a single prisoner of conscience is one too many. you need to reach for a future where no child is made to be a soldier, and no woman is exploited. and where the laws protect them, even if they're vulnerable and weak. a future where national security is strengthened by a military that serves under civilians.
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and a constitution that guarantees that only those who are elected by the people may govern. we use our assistance to empower civil society, by engaging your military to promote professionalism and human rights and partnering with you as your connect your progress towards democracy with economic development. so add vancing that journey will help you pursue a second freedom, the belief that all people should be free from want. it's not enough to trade a prison of powerlessness for the pain of an empty stomach. but governments of, by and for the people are far more powerful in delivering prosperity.
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and that's the partnership we seek with you. when ordinary people have a say in their own future, then your land can't just be taken away from you. that's why reforms must ensure that the people of this nation can have that most fundamental of possessions, the right to own the title to the land on which you live and work. when your talents are unleashed, opportunity will be created for all people. america is lifting our ban on companies doing business here, and your government has lifted restrictions on investment and taken steps to open up your economy. and now, as more wealth flows into your boarders, we hope and expect that it will lift up more people. it can't just help folks at the top, it has to help everybody. and that kind of economic growth, where everybody has
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opportunity, if you work hard, you can succeed. that's what gets a nation moving rapidly, when it comes to development. but that kind of growth can only be created if corruption is left behind. for investment to lead to opportunity, reform must promote budgets that are transparent, an industry that is privately opened. to lead by example, america insists that our companies meet high standards of openness and transparency if they're doing business here. and we'll work with organizations like the world bank to support small businesses and promote an economy that allows small business people to thrive and workers to keep what they earn. and i very much welcome your government's recent decision to join what we've called our open government partnership, so that citizens can come to expect accountability and learn exactly how moneys are spent and how
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your system of government operates. above all, when your voices are heard in government, it's far more likely that your basic needs will be met. that's why reform must reach the daily lives of those hungry and ill and those who live without electricity or water. and here too america will do our part working with you. today, i was proud to reestablish our usaid mission in this country, which is our lead development agency. and the united states wants to be a partner in helping this country, which used to be the rice bowl of asia, to reestablish its capacity to feed its people and to care for its sick and educate its children and build its democratic institutions as you continue down the path of reform. this country is famous for its
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natural resources and they must be protected against exploitation. let us remember that in a global economy, a country's greatest resource is its people. so by investing in you, this nation can open the door for far more prosperity, because unlocking potential depends on empowering the people, especially the young people. just as education is the key to america's future, it is going to be the key to your future, as well. so we look forward to working with you, to extend that opportunity and to deepen exchanges among our students. we want students from this country to travel to the united states and learn from us and we want u.s. students to come here and learn from you. this truth leads me to the third freedom i want to discuss. the freedom of worship. the freedom to worship as you
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please, and your right to basic human dignity. this country, like my own country, is blessed with diversity. not everybody looks the same. not everybody comes from the same region. not everybody worships in the same way. in your cities and up tos, there are temples and mosques and churches standing side by side. well over 100 ethnic groups have been part of your story. within these boarders, we've seen some of the world's longest running insurgencies, which have cost countless lives and torn families apart and stood in the way of development. no process of reform will succeed without national reconciliation. [ applause ]
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you now have a moment of remarkable opportunity to transform cease-fires into lasting settlements and pursue peace where conflicts still linger. those efforts must lead to a more just and lasting peace, including humanitarian access to those in need. and a chance for the displaced to return home. today, we look at the recent violence that has caused so much suffering and we see the danger of continued tensions there. for too long, the people of this state, have faced crushing poverty and persecution. but there's no excuse for violence against innocent people. and they hold themselves -- hold within themselves the same
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dignity as you do, and i do. national reconciliation will take time, but for the sake of our common humanity and the sake of this country's future, it's necessary to stop incitement and to stop violence. and i welcome the government's commitment to address the issues of injustice and accountability and humanitarian access and citizenship. that's a vision that the world will support as you move forward. every nation struggles to define citizenship. america has had great debates about these issues and they continue to this day, because we're a nation of emgrants. but what we've learned in the united states is that there are certain principles that are universal, apply to everybody, no matter what you look like, no
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matter where you come from, no matter what religion you practice. the right of people to live without the threat that their families may be harmed simply because of who they are or where they come from. only the people of this country can define your union, can define what it means to be a citizen of this country. but i have confidence that, as you do that, you can draw on the diversity as a strength and not a weakness. your country will be stronger because of many different cultures. but you have to seize that opportunity. you have to recognize that strength. i say this because my own country and my own life have taught me the power of diversity. the united states of america is a nation of christians and jews and muslims and buddhists and hindus and nonbelievers. our story is shaped by every language, enriched by every
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culture. we have people from every corner of the word. we have tasted the bitterness of civil war and segregation. but our history shows us that hatred in the human heart can recede. that the lines between racism and tribes can fade away. and what's left is a simple truth, out of many we are one nation. and we are one people. and that truth has time and again made our union stronger, it's made our country stronger. part of what has made america great. we amended our constitution to extend the democratic principles that we hold dear. i stand before you today as president of the most powerful nation on earth but recognizing that once the color of my skin would have denied me the right to vote.
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and so that should give you some sense that if our country can transcend its differences, then yours can too. every human being within these boarders is a part of your nation's story and you should embrace that. that's not a source of weakness, that's a source of strength, if you recognize it. and that brings me to the final freedom that i'll discuss today and that is the right of all people to live free from fear. in many ways fear is the force that stands between human beings and their dreams. fear of conflict and the weapons of war, fear of a future that's different from the past. fear of changes that are reordering our societies and our economy. fear of people who look different or come from a different place or worship in a different way.
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in some of her darkest moments, she wrote an essay about freedom from fear. she said, fear of losing corrupts those who wield it, fear of losing power corrupts those who field it. and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. that's the fear that you can leave behind. we see that chance in leaders who are beginning to understand that power comes from appealing to people's hopes, not people's fears. we see it in citizens who insist that this time must be different, that this time change will come and will continue. as aung sung suu chi wrote, fear is not the natural state of civilized man. i believe that. and today, you are showing the world that fear does not have to
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be the natural state of life in this country. that's why i'm here. that's why i came to rangoon. that's why what happens here is so important. not only to this region, but to the world. because you're taking a journey that has the potential to inspire so many people. this is a test of whether a country can transition. to a better place. the united states of america is a pacific nation, and we see our future as bound to those nations and peoples to our west. as our economy recovers, this is where we believe we'll find enormous growth. as we have ended the wars that have dominated our foreign policy for a decade, this region will be a focus for our efforts to build a prosperous peace. here in southeast asia, we see the potential for integration
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among nations and people. and i've embraced asean for reasons that go beyond the fact that i spent some of my childhood in this region, in indonesia. with asean, we see nations on the move, nations growing and democracies emerges, progress that's building on the diversity that spans oceans and islands and jungles, peoples of every race and religion. this is what the 21st century should look like, if we have the courage to put aside our differences and move forward with a sense of mutual respect. and here, in rangoon, i want to send a message across asia. we don't need to be defined by the prisons of the past. we need to look forward to the future. to the leadership of north korea, i offered a choice let go of your nuclear weapons and
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choose the path of peace and progress. if you do, you'll find an extended hand of the united states of america. in 2012, we don't need to cling to the divisions of east, west, north and south. we welcome the peaceful rise of china, your neighbor to the north. and india, your neighbor to the west. the united states will work with any nation, large or small, that will contribute to a world that is more peaceful and prosperous, more just and more free. and the united states will be a friend to any nation that respects the rights of its citizens. and the responsibilities of international law. that's the nation -- that's the world that you can start to build. here in this historic city. this nation that's been so
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isolated can show the world the power of a new beginning. and demonstrate once again that the journey to democracy goes hand in hand with development. i say this knowing that there's still countless people in this country who do not enjoy the opportunities that many of you seated here do. there are tens of millions who have no electricity. there are prisoners of conscience who still await release. there are refugees in camps where hope is still something that lies on the distant horizon. today, i say to you and i say to everybody that can hear my voice that the united states of america is with you, including those who have been forgotten, those who are ostracized, those who are poor. we carry your story in our heads and your hopes in our hearts. because in this 21st century,
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with the spread of technology, and the breaking down of barriers, the front lines of freedom are within nations and individuals, not simply between them. as one former prisoner put it in speaking to fellow citizens, politics is your job. it's not only for politicians. we have an expression in the united states, that the most important office in a democracy is the office of citizen. not president. not speaker but citizen. [ applause ] so as extraordinary and difficult and challenging and sometimes frustrating as this journey may seem, in the end, you, the citizens of this country, are the ones who must define what freedom means. you're the ones who will have to seize freedom. because a true revolution of the
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spirit begins in each of our hearts. it requires the kind of courage that so many of your leaders have already displayed. the road ahead will be marked by huge challenges. and there will be those who resist the forces of change. but i stand here with confidence that something is happening in this country that cannot be reversed. and the will of the people can lift up this nation and set a great example for the world. and you will have in the united states of america a partner on that long journey. [ applause ] thank you. thank you. >> the united states is with you, i come to extend the hand of friendship. myanmar's remarkable journey has
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just begun. these are remarkable live pictures that you are looking at at the university of myanmar, as the u.s. president barack obama is making a historic visit to this country. he's the first serving american president to visit myanmar. in the speech, he complimented political change in the country and also focused much of the speech on calling for more political reform. a little bit of a delicate balance he had to make there. looking at pictures too of aung sung suu chi, a pro democracy icon silting alongside the secretary of state, hillary clinton. a short while ago, president obama and hillary clinton had gone to her house. president obama bowed and shook her hand and hillary clinton gave her a huge hug. in the speech, president obama quoted her focusing especially on citizens in myanmar, as well as across asia, saying that
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fighting fear was really the key to success, economic and political development, and she really is an icon of that. president obama also talked more about reforms, press freedom, land ownership, the rule of law, the release of political prisoners, as well as the freedom there to worship. he said america will support you every step of the way, as you pursue democracy and economic development. he added too, growth can only be created if corruption is left behind. again, live pictures as you can see, president obama and hillary clinton leaving the room and she really is an icon in this country after having spent years under house arrest and now is the leader of the opposition. president obama too focused a little on his own personal history saying my own country taught me the power of diversity. he touched on the u.s. history
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of discrimination, saying once the color of my skin would have denied me the right to vote. so the point he was making is that if the u.s. can transcend such major differences, so too can myanmar. dan lothian is there in the room. dan, what is the headline here you think from this speech? >> reporter: well, i think you touched on it earlier where you talked about this delicate balance that the president has to do when dealing with myanmar. first of all, essentially congratulating this country for its place in history, for some of the reforms that have taken place. but not mincing words when he talked specifically about what this country needs to do in order to move forward when it comes to reform. you touched on those already. he essentially had a laundry list of things, the right of people to assemble must be
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respected. the veil of media censorship must continue to be lifted and corruption must be left behind. the president sounded cautiously optimistic, talking about yes, we have violence going on in this country, but opportunity transforms cease-fires into lasting settlements. and then rounding out his remarks with a personal touch, talking about how in the past history that he would not have been able to vote. some african-americans were not able to vote at some point in american history. and how things can change. so the bottom line from the administration is that the president came here, even though there's a lot of criticism about whether it was too soon for the president to come here, but they wanted to essentially prod and encourage the progress that has
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already been made, but still making that point that it's a very long journey. >> cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian traveling with the president, reporting from the university in rangoon. let's turn you now to programming already in progress.
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my name is bond. james bond. >> that is moore, sir roger moore, his first movie at bond. sir roger, a great honor to have you here. i must say. >> piers, it's very nice to see you again. but please call me roger. >> i can't. americans wouldn't stand for it. you played in seven of the bond movies. yet i heard you in an interviewer her today saying you
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felt the new daniel craig movie is the best one you've seen. >> well, it is, and the box office proves it in europe. what i said this morning is that i finished this book "bond on bond" about four or five months ago and before it went to the press, i would have loved to have seen "skyfall." >> you thought it was really good? >> i think he's tremendous and it's a great film. >> let's watch a clip. here. >> he does his own stunts, apparently. you never did that did you? >> i did a couple of the love scenes.
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>> i always think with all the bonds, sean connery would win a fight, you went into a bar and a big fight broke out you sean connery would probably be the hardest. i think you would pull the most women. i think they would gravitate to that little twinkling, raised eyebrow. >> sean was the killer and i was a lover. i now say that daniel craig is the real killer. >> of all the bond girls, the seven movies you made if could i trap you on a desert island with one of them, i know is like choosing your favorite baby, if i can put you on an island the rest of your life with one bond girl, who would it be? >> um, i'd actually go with my wife. >> complete copout, sir roger. only doing that because she's watching this. >> she may not be watching it because i can make sure she doesn't.
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>> let me rephrase t if it was with your wife's permission -- >> if it was -- ha ha ha. which i know is highly unlikely. it would have to be one of the swedish lady like maude adams. >> really? >> say i love you in swedish. >> bag james bond, two of the most exclusive boys clubs in the world. someone surviving, living presidents of the united states and five of them, all six men played james bond are alive. >> you call this a living? >> what is it like to be james bond? i mean, to walk around with people knowing you're bond? >> but you get sort of used to it after the you've said, "bond, james bond" 400 times. >> people make you say that?
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>> of course. >> everywhere you go? >> every interview. >> how many women do you think you have seduced because you played james bond the last 50 years? >> being married four times. [ laughter ] >> the mere fact i've been married four times, sir roger, suggests that -- >> yes. >> you had a way with the ladies over the years. >> well, i've -- i'm very -- find it very difficult to say no. >> you also married very volatile women. it seemed like every time you got out of the fire, you put yourself straight back into the frying pan >> it's not quite true. it's just that i am one of those people that i don't argue. it annoys, i think, ladies, if you don't answer back. >> so you always just this nice, calm figure? >> i try to be. inside, i'm churning. i have to take nexium every morning for my stomach.
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>> have you been what british people would describe as a bit of naughty boy over the years, would you say? >> depends what the definition of "naughty" is. >> what would your definition be? >> i suppose getting drunk, falling over and waking up in strange hotels. with people you wonder who they are. [ laughter ] >> do you have any regrets in your 85 years? >> i regret i -- >> really? you seem really -- a very self aware man who has enjoyed his life. for all of the good and bad that happened, you've enjoyed your life. >> i've been terribly lucky. i don't know why. i should have been selected to be -- have sort of the light shown upon them. but i always kept working.
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i sort of had some many happy moments. >> the book is fascinating and goes back over the 50 years. are you surprise that the bond franchise is still so successful? >> you didn't hold that book. >> sorry, roger. there you go. >> bond on bond. >> are you surprised that it still -- even more successful than it was 50 years ago? >> no, not really. because i know that they've never cheated the audiences. they spend the money, put it on the screen. and in the days when bond started, you must remember the travel was very expensive. so people didn't go to all those places. they were seen along the screen. they transported into a little bit of heaven, if you like. but they saw things they didn't see in their everyday life. then you mix that up with
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beautiful girls, great adventure, the old hero story, the white knight. >> we just heard the presidential election here. did you take much interest in that? >> an election, really? well, of course, we are always curious. >> you a fan of barack obama? >> i'm not going to answer anything political. >> really? >> because i work with unicef and you're not allowed with the united nations. >> i think whatever you think of obama domestically in america, and obviously the opinion is divided and that half the country nearly in the popular vote didn't vote for him, but i think abroad obama has restored a lot of america's reputation. that's the sense i get. do you feel that when you travel the world? >> yes, i think that he, like reagan, makes an american proud to be an american. >> i totally agree. if i could give you five minutes back of your entire life, and it can't involve marriage or
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children to relive, the greatest moment your life, what would you choose? >> i suppose being with my parents when i did something that was worthwhile. >> getting their love and respect? >> yes. >> what do you think they would have made of the way you ended up? >> well, my mother would be very grateful because she always said, don't you think you should get a regular job, son? >> your dad was a policeman. what would he have made of it? >> very happy. if it hadn't been for them, i couldn't have been an actor. they had to support me while i was studying. you know, when i was abroad, during the war. there were 16 girls and four
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boys in each class. >> that's basically been the story of your life ever since, certainly, sir roger? >> outnumbered. >> well, i can talk to you all day, as you know. a fascinating encounter. bond on bond, reflections on 50 years of james bond movies. the great sir roger moore. flying the flag for britain around the world, for unicef and everything else. it's been a real honor. >> thank you. >> roger moore, a true legend. and we'll be right back. ordinary rubs don't always work on my arthritis.
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josh went to spend the night with friends. i had no clue they were coming to burbank. right about here is where josh was. where the raft wap sized. and he went down. very hurt for me to believe that just like that my son had drown and he was gone. my father, he instilled in us the fear of water and so, i in turn didn't take my son around water.
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children don't have to drown. my name is wanda butts. i provide water safety skills. african-american children are three times more likely to drown than white children. that's why we started the josh project, to educate families about the importance of being water safe. >> take the ring and throw it right at the victim. >> many parents, they don't know how to swim. >> he was afraid of the water. he was the first in my family to learn how to swim. he's come a long way from not liking water in his face, to getting dunked under. >> you like it? all right. >> i'm so happy to see that so many of them have learned how to swim. good job! that's one life we saved. >> it takes me back to josh and how a tragedy was turned into triumph and it makes me happy.